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This Week's Radio Show: 771 Dealing with Depression


Depression is a debilitating disease that affects as many as 20 million Americans in a year. It can take a terrible toll on health as well as on family and work relationships. Many drugs are prescribed to treat depression, but...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/29/771-dealing-with-depression/


Heartburn--Treatment and Prevention


Learn how to treat and prevent heartburn in this video with Joe and Terry Graedon....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/27/heartburntreatm/

Fungus Fix: How to Treat Nail Fungus


Learn how to treat nail fungus in this video with Joe Graedon....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/27/fungus-fix-how/

Raisin Remedy Raises Questions


Q. I read about golden raisins and gin helping arthritis. I am 66 with arthritis and post-polio syndrome, so I am looking for any conservative approach to pain relief. Is there a reason that people choose golden rather than brown...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/27/raisin-remedy-raises-questions/

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Fewer Soft Drinks May Lower Blood Pressure


Cutting down on soda may save the heart. Sugar sweetened beverages have been blamed for many of the excess pounds American carry around. A new study suggests they may also raise blood pressure. A study of more than 800 adults...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/27/fewer-soft-drinks-may-lower-blood-pressure/

Chocolate Lowers Blood Sugar


One small study confirmed that chocolate is a tasty way to reduce blood pressure. Surprisingly, it can also lower blood sugar. In this trial, 14 obese adults were given 20 grams of special high-polyphenol chocolate called Acticoa. For two weeks...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/27/chocolate-lowers-blood-sugar/

Diabetes Drug May Cause B12 Deficiency

One of the most commonly prescribed drugs for type 2 diabetes may lead to the development of vitamin B12 deficiency over time. Symptoms of the deficiency include fatigue, tingling or numbness in the feet or hands, mental confusion or forgetfulness...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/27/diabetes-drug-may-cause-b12-deficiency/

Presurgical Checklists Save Lives


Before pilots are cleared for takeoff they must run through a checklist. Until recently, however, doctors did not have a comparable safety procedure. There is a growing movement to encourage health care providers and surgical teams to use a checklist....

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/27/presurgical-checklists-save-lives/

Heat or Ice for Sore Back


Back pain is common and there is no agreement about the best way to treat this common condition. A new study in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine attempted to determine whether heat or cold is more effective. People with acute...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2010/05/27/heat-or-ice-for-sore-back/



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